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The Illustrated Woman

Posted September 14th, 2019

September 14, 17, 20–21, 2019

Misplaced time and tales of traveling carnivals convene into an expressive and design-led exploration of what it means to look to the women of our past for present strength. The Illustrated Woman by Nancy Kiefer, directed by Anastassia Vertjanova (’19), is an odyssey of flourishing beyond trauma under the guise of a sadly all-too-familiar coming-of-age story.

$15 / 90 minutes

Mother Courage and Her Children

Posted September 13th, 2019

September 13, 15, 18 + 21, 2019

Mother Courage drags her cart across the battlefields of the Thirty Years War, profiteering from a conflict that destroys her children, one by one. It isn’t easy, starting a war, but nothing worthwhile is easy. Although some may pray for peace, Mother Courage knows war is like love, it always finds a way. Written by Bertolt Brecht and Margarete Steffin, translated by Eric Bentley, directed by Brittney Anderson (’19).

$15 / 90 minutes 

2019 Fringe Festival Spotlight: Theater Classics in the Fringe

Posted August 27th, 2019

In creating something original and new, artists often look to the past. This year’s Fringe Festival includes a host of theatrical works based on the literary canon. Shakespeare! Homer! Ibsen! Brecht! It’s the classics, Fringe-style.

A Literal Doll House
MACHO GOAT
This deconstruction of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House features the entire play acted out by a girl playing with literal dolls. Do not be fooled: There is more to this show than meets the eye. A struggle that rings true throughout the ages. This is not a one-woman show.
More info and tickets here

An Iliad
Jason Greenfield                           
This new adaptation by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare based on Robert Fagles’s translation of The Iliad telescopes Homer’s Trojan War epic into a gripping monologue which captures both the heroism and horror of war. Crafted around the stories of Achilles and Hector, in language that is by turns poetic and conversational, An Iliad brilliantly refreshes this world classic. Directed and performed by Jason Greenfield.
More info and tickets here

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Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Meaghan O’Hare

Posted September 9th, 2012

If you’ve ever been on South Broad Street in Center City, you know that the University of the Arts dominates those blocks. At the 2012 Philly Fringe, within their walls lies The Walls, which has its final performance tonight at 7:00 pm. After the jump, actress and UArts student Meaghan O’Hare lays out her vitals.

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